Which Medical Alert System is Right for Your Parent?

We’ve all seen the commercials where an elderly lady falls and calls out, “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” While those commercials have been the butt of many jokes over the years, the truth is that medical alert systems can be extremely beneficial to older adults. If your aging parent is at risk for falling or other situations that may make them need emergency help, a medical alert system can offer both the older adult and family caregivers peace of mind ... Read more

What’s the Best Way to Treat a Burn at Home?

It’s not uncommon for people of all ages to occasionally suffer a burn injury. Older adults whose hands don’t work as well as they once did may accidentally burn themselves in the kitchen. Or, they might spend a little too much time outside and get a sunburn. As a family caregiver to an aging family member, it can be quite handy to know how to identify a minor burn and how you can treat it at home.     Knowing When to Get Help Not ... Read more

Ways Experts Think You Can Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s When Your Parent Has the Disease

Watching a parent go through the stages of Alzheimer's is hard. It's also hard wondering if you'll end up with the disease too. Experts do think there are ways you can lower your risk. Taking these measures could help and don't take much effort. Here the recommended measures. Lose Weight If you're overweight, many believe that increases your risk. Take strides to lose weight now. Don't look at your target weight. Start by taking your current weight and trying to lose 10 percent ... Read more

Is Your Senior Suffering from Springtime Allergies?

In many places around the country the winter is finally on its way out and the spring is coming in, which means warmer weather, sunnier days, and the emergence of beautiful flowers, grass, and other plants. While this can be a wonderful time to get out of the house and start enjoying some fresh air and activities, for many people it can mean the start of spring allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, approximately 50 million ... Read more

When You’re Stressed as a Caregiver for Mom, it Could be Affecting Your Blood Pressure

Caregiver in Tamarac FL National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month is May and if you are feeling stressed and anxious as a caregiver for your aging mother, it could be affecting many aspects of your life, including blood pressure. Blood pressure essentially measures the pressure in the arteries while your heart is beating as well as when it is at rest. There are two numbers associated with blood pressure, the systolic and diastolic. The systolic is the first number, or the higher of ... Read more